Keeping Up With Karen…

Keeping Up With Karen

Gooooood Mornin’ Beauty Buddies…

Yes, it’s that glorious day of the week once again that we lazily pad down stairs at 10 am, groggily reach for the coffee cups & plan to do absolutely nothing else all day long – well, at least that’s what I’m planning for today anyway! It’s amazing how the turn of a brand new month can almost flick a switch in the sensation of the seasons. This day last week I was happily perched out in my back garden enjoying (what would be) the last of the summer sunshine. One week later & I’m digging out woolly jumpers, cosy boots that have been buried away for months on end & treating my winter coats to a good old wash in preparation for the chilly autumn days ahead. Summer has most certainly left the building.

However as always, for those of you curled up for a spot of reading this crisp September day I’ve compiled this weeks fun filled posts into one handy dandy little place for y’all to catch up on… I wonder can you spot a recurring theme?! 😉

So without further a do, grab your topped-up cup & snuggle down for a spot of Keeping Up With Karen…


Are You Battling A Blogging Slump?

Beat The Blogging Slump

We’ve all been there, done it & worn the oh-so faded tee shirt. Tackling a ‘blogging slump’ is no easy feat (as many of us already know) however there are ways and means of helping to avoid crawling under a virtual rock and getting firmly back on the blogging band-wagon. Check out my top tips or maybe you’ve a few of your own you’d care to share?


Behind The Blog featuring Alice & The Looking Glass

Alice And The Looking Glass

Once again it’s time to plump up the pillows on the virtual sofa of sassiness as the gorgeous Alice from Alice And The Looking Glass treats us to a dose of glossip from behind the scenes of her gorgeous beauty & lifestyle blog. If you haven’t checked it out yet then get over pronto, otherwise you’re missing out!


The ‘Getting Ready For Fall’ Haul

The Getting Ready For Fall Haul

The only way to celebrate the beginning of my favourite season is by updating my sun-cream smeared beauty shelves with glorious new goodies that are sure to welcome autumn 2015 with oodles of cosmetic craving merriment. What’s on your shopping list for fall?


Behind The Blog featuring Bottled In Denmark

Bottled In Denmark

This lady doesn’t need much introduction to many of my blogging chums, yes it’s the gorgeous Nanna who featured as this Thursdays blogger as we get the low down on the girl behind the fantastic blog Bottled In Denmark. If you’re not already a follower of this chic corner of the interweb then be sure to rectify that & say a huge hello in the process. She’s such a gem!


Fall Inspired Rose Gold Nails With Maybelline Colour Show

Rose Gold Nails

As many of you already know I’m a bit of a magpie when it comes to sparkly things but when it’s combined with my favourite rose-gold tones I can hardly contain my excitement. Check out this seasons MUST HAVE nail polish from Maybelline gals… I’m pretty sure you’ll fall in love with it just as much as I have ❤ *swoon*

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As always, thank y’all so very much for the abundance of support, comments, re-tweets, shares, likes & just darn right loveliness. You lot really are an awesome bunch. Do feel free to pop a favourite link from your blog in the comments below for the rest of us to check out otherwise don’t forget to say a quick hello!

Cheerio Chums…

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Behind The Blog… featuring Kayla from Bambi Leigh

Bambi Leigh

Morning Chums…

Last night as I nestled my posterior onto a comfy chair for a spot of blog reading & virtual chit-chat; a shocking amount of THEE most annoying pop-up ads appeared before my very eyes. Cue at least 2 friggin painful hours of trying to figure out how the heck to rid my poor computer of such shenanigans. Needless to say my stress levels where stratospheric as I wondered which window would be best to fling my laptop through…. you’ll be please to know I regained (most) of my sanity after finally resolving the issues all on my lonesome. *No computers where harmed in the process* but I gotta admit gals, I did feel like an Irish/female version of Bill Gates after rectifying such an ordeal *energetic air punch*  Ahh my love/hate relationship with interweb technology never fades…

However onto much more cheerful tidings of joy as I introduce y’all to one of my fav little WordPress rock chicks – the gorgeous Kayla from Bambi Leigh. Many of you will undoubtedly already be familiar with Kayla’s giggle inducing posts, but for those of you who aren’t it’s pretty much essential you treat your peepers to a dose of this extremely witty gals features. So if you fancy your beauty & lifestyle posts laced with a little laughter & peppered with smidgen of random quirkiness then look no further ladies as Kayla has it sussed. However before you pop over to say a huge hello check out her hilarious interview below. Ready for a giggle? Then it’s time to get to know the girl Behind The Blog


In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:

Humour, sarcasm, f**kery and a little beauty and style thrown in 😉


What inspired you to start blogging?

Honestly? Boredom. When I first got started I wasn’t really aware of the whole blogging community, so it was just a creative outlet and a way to connect with like-minded people! I lost pretty much all my friends so I needed somewhere to tell people about the new mascara I’ve been loving or why I don’t like that new movie – luckily I found a group of people that seem to care!


Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?

Bambi came from my boyfriend taking the mick out of how clumsy I was and Leigh is my middle name so I just mashed the two together! If I could pick again I’d drop the Bambi and just have Kayla Leigh though.


Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?

Sob into my cheerios. I know that everyone says to take a break and try to completely forget about your blog for a while, but I tried that once and went nearly a year without posting! I usually just pick up my camera and start taking photos of something that I like and then I’m usually hit with a post idea!


What’s your favourite post to date?

Oh this is hard! The first one that popped to mind is my Populuslive Haul. I enjoy haul posts anyway but I think this one stands out as everything was basically free!


Describe your everyday clothes style:

Black trousers, black shoes, and a blue tunic – my work uniform!


What are your current top 3 beauty items?

Currently I’d have to say my Tartelette palette, the Maybelline Lash Sensational mascara and the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum. But it’ll probably change next week!


How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?

A nice shower or bath, YouTube or American Horror Story and an early night! Maybe with a bit of online shopping thrown in 😉


Describe your ideal Saturday night:

See above! But throw in a super unhealthy Indian takeaway with a cheesy naan or a Chinese takeaway with lots of crispy chilli beef… Mmmmm (FYI: I have ruined my diet for the day and just ordered a Chinese all because of this question!)


What do you do to relax?

Sleep! But if I nice nap isn’t feasible I’ll make a hot drink, grab a snack and watch some David Attenborough


Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?

I always touch my right temple so there’s constantly loads of tiny little weird spot bumps in that area and I ALWAYS scratch at them. Luckily they’re not really noticeable but that area does go really red when I’ve been having a scratch session.


What’s your most cherished childhood memory?

Most cherished? How bad is it that I can’t think of anything?! I used to really enjoy going to Tesco with my Nan and Grandad and sharing a muffin in the café though J


What was your favourite school subject?

Is there such a thing? I wouldn’t say favourite, but I did enjoy Applied Business. Not so much the subject – more so the fact that the teacher was always high on pain meds so we could play Impossible Quiz all day.


What’s your dream job?

If I HAD to choose just one I’d go with special effects makeup artist, but go and check out this post to find out about four other I’d love to do!


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully making more money than I am now and living in a nice house with a kid or two! Maybe in the US!


What top 5 things are on your bucket list?

I don’t have a bucket list!


What’s your biggest achievement to date?

I’d say moving out of my Mum’s I think. I thought I’d be living at home until I was about 30 because it just seemed too expensive but I’m happy that I can (just about) afford my own place!


Who inspires you?

I don’t really have anyone that I look up to much, but I look at everyone around me for inspiration – if you look close enough there’s always something!


Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?

I wouldn’t say it’s inspirational, but; ‘Those who matter don’t mind, and those that mind don’t matter’


What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?

Stop being a wimp and do it! There shouldn’t be anything stopping you. If you’re not sure what you want to blog about just start writing posts about whatever you like until you figure it out – you can always delete old posts! And have a look what different hosts offer you rather than just going with the most popular as it may not be right for you 🙂



Tea or Coffee = I’m not choosing – don’t be mean Karen!


Coke or Pepsi = Neither!


Messy mayhem or Super Organised = Super organised (says the girl who’s sofa is currently covered in wires and there’s about five bras on the bedroom floor)


Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute kitten


Night In or Night Out = Night in


Heels or Flats = Flats


Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip stick – keep that sticky devil shit away!


Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Rock chick at heart!


Paperback or E-book = I love a paper back but they take up too much room so I’ll go with E-book

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Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves 🙂

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